T20 World Cup 2021: 5 contenders for death bowling role in India
India has several skilled bowlers to do the death bowling job.
Updated - May 12, 2021 10:24 am
The IPL 2021 got suspended mid-way and BCCI would be looking out for several windows to conduct its remaining matches. However, the next big thing for all the cricketing nations is the T20 World Cup 2021 where they will be fighting out for the ultimate glory. The preparations have already kicked off and nations would be marching up with their cream squads to make it big.
Talking about India, there will be cutthroat competition between players to make it to the XI. With bench strength getting stronger day by day, it will be a big headache for the selection committee to make the final call. Talking about the bowling section, various pacers have been flaunting their class in recent times and have shown up for the team in the crunch situation. However, death bowling is altogether an uphill task in which only a few can specialize. In the same reference, let’s see-
Death bowlers for India’s T20 World Cup squad
1. Jasprit Bumrah
If there is one bowler who is the ruling the world in the last few years, it has to none other than Jasprit Bumrah. His pure skillset equipped with pinpoint Yorkers has pushed him to top the charts and maintain his sheer dominance.
Team India has relied on him innumerable times in the death overs and he has proved the decision right. Not only for the national team, but the class pacer has also delivered for his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians too in the ultimate overs of the game.
Bumrah has played 50 T20I games and has bagged 59 wickets in them at an impressive economy of 6.66. The death bowling master has 33 wickets to his name in 73.1 death overs at an economy of just 7.39 averaging 16.15